CHINA Seekers of good fortune flock to Fujian folk event

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Seekers of good fortune flock to Fujian folk event

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06:50, November 05, 2017

A traditional "Making great fortune" event in Hukeng Town, Yongding District in Longyan City, Fujian Province, attracted ten thousand locals and visitors on November 3, 2017. The event is held by a clan by the name of Li and takes place on September 15th according to the lunar calendar. Photo: VCG

People dressed-up for an event held to pray for good fortune in Hukeng Town,Yongding District in Longyan City, Fujian Province on November 3, 2017. This folk event originated in the Ming Dynasty Hongwu period, and has been held every three years since the Qing Dynasty. Photo: VCG

People flocked to a folk event aimed at bringing good fortune in Hukeng Town, Yongding District in Longyan City, Fujian Province on November 3, 2017. Ever since the Yongding earthen buildings were listed among the world's cultural heritage, distinctive Hakka folk custom activities have attracted greater attention, most notably the "Making great fortune" event. Photo: VCG

A bird's eye view of a folk event held to pray for good fortune in Hukeng Town, Yongding District in Longyan City, Fujian Province on November 3, 2017. The area is famous for being home to more than 30,000 overseas Chinese compatriots. Photo: VCG

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